Design & Construction

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Experience working with the professional design community (architects and engineers) enables Parlights to integrate the Theatre Systems developed for our customers into constructions projects as a whole.

Our approach to installations as a Stage Equipment Contractor is key to the success of our work. Construction and Theatre are very different businesses and our understanding of both the construction process and Stage Equipment means that we offer our customers a bridge between two potentially conflicting worlds.

Developing A Plan

Properly identifying requirements and limitations are critical to the success of any theatrical renovation or construction project. Developing a clear plan for the Theatrical Lighting and Rigging Systems from the beginning will help assure that the finished product measures up.

Parlights offers professional design services to assist our customers in selecting the right Stage Equipment for their facility and budget.

Services we offer include:

  • Site Visits
  • System Evaluations
  • Budgetary Proposals
  • Drawings and Specifications

Understanding the Project

The process begins by establishing project parameters:

  • What does the system need to do? (Minimum and maximum parameters)
  • How experienced is the operator?
  • What are the existing or proposed capacities of the facility and related infrastructure?
  • What is the budget?

Designing the System

After working with the customer and design team to answer these questions, a proposal and budgetary estimate are developed for initial review. The proposal is modified as required until the outline for the final system is defined. Complete specifications and drawings for the project are then developed, and integrated into the work of other trades as required.

Realizing Potentential 1Realizing the Potential of Your Facility

Our installation teams take pride in their work, and are dedicated to rigid standards of quality and safety.

Installed Stage Equipment available from Parlights includes:

  • Dimming & Control Systems
  • Circuit Distribution
  • Stage & Studio Fixtures
  • Accessories and Cables
  • Automated Lighting Fixtures
  • Special Effects Equipment
  • Show Control Systems
  • Motorized & Manual Rigging Sets
  • Draperies & Curtain Tracks
  • Pipe Grids & Battens
  • Studio & Dance Floors
  • Orchestra Lifts
  • Trussing Systems
  • Projection Screens
  • Orchestra Shells


Quality 1…with a Commitment to Quality

Throughout the process, we are dedicated to designing and installing systems that meet the requirements of our customers and stand the test of time.

Installation, Support, Training, and Maintenance Services are available on all products.

Parlights is proud to furnish and install Stage Equipment from some of the finest manufacturers in the industry.

Dimming & Control Systems:

Strand Lighting
Applied Electronics
MA Lighting

Lighting Fixtures:

Strand Lighting
Lighting & Electronics
Lycian Stage Lighting

Automated Lighting Fixtures:


Circuit Distribution & Wiring Devices:

Union Connector

Rigging Equipment:

J.R. Clancy
James Thomas Engineering
Applied Electronics
Automatic Devices Corporation
Motion Laboratories

Show Distribution

…just to name a few.


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Virginia Class “A” Contractor #2705-55121A

West Virginia Class “A” Contractor #WV030628